Aleph Champ, modeled after the Karate Martial Arts system of motivational colored levels, breaks up the Hebrew reading process into bite sized motivational levels which makes it more kid friendly and exciting.
Students start as a white Aleph Champ learning half of the aleph bet. They work their way through the different “belts” until they become a black Aleph Champ with the ability to read fluently from the Siddur (prayerbook).
Each Aleph Champ level has a color coded book, flashcards, workbooks and a medallion which is awarded once a level is passed. All of these work together to create the motivation needed to progress in their own way.
The program ensures that students do not go on to a new level until they have truly mastered all that their current level expects them to know. This avoids the common problem of children learning to read without fully mastering a letter, vowel or concept in reading.
Aleph Champ influences the child to motivate themselves to advance in their Hebrew Reading.
LEVELS AND STRIPES
Each level is divided into three stripes. As the children progress within their reading primer, they are awarded a stripe. Stripes keep students motivated in the long haul from one level to the next. The excitement of receiving a stripe keeps up the Aleph Champ momentum.
Aleph Champ Levels:
White Aleph Champion – Master the first 18 letters of the Aleph Bet.
Red Aleph Champion – Master all 32 letters of the Aleph Bet.
Orange Aleph Champion – Master the first 3 vowels with letter combinations.
Yellow Aleph Champion – Master the first 6 vowels with letter combinations.
Green Aleph Champion – Master the first 9 vowels with letter combinations.
Blue Aleph Champion – Master all the vowels and exceptions to the rules.
Purple Aleph Champion – Master reading basic prayers.
Brown Aleph Champion – Master reading higher level Tefillot.
Grey Aleph Champion – Master reading from the Siddur in a timed fashion and writing Hebrew script.
Black Aleph Champion – Master reading over 100 words in a minute and learning the grammar of the Hebrew language.